Title:Richard Varich Dey letters, 1855-1856
Creator/Contributor:Dey, Richard Varich., creator
Creator/Contributor:Wather, Ellen, Correspondent.
20 letters from R.V. Dey to his mother and sister in New York describing early life in San Francisco. He includes an an account
of Digger Indians (July 30, 1855), a steamship outbreak of cholera (Sept 18, 1855),an account of an earthquake and of a shooting
(Feb. 16,1856), and conflicts with his employer (Dec 3, 1855). Also includes a letter from Ellen Wather to Mrs. Dey discussing
the Vigilance Committee and Governor Johnson.
Johnson, John Neely -- 1825-1872
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- San Francisco
Vigilance committees -- California -- San Francisco
California -- Social life and customs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
1 box (.2 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 94/129 c